Philosophy of the programme

This programme covers the study of technologies that handle information and enable communication. A key feature is the incorporation of a strong theoretical foundation as well as industry relevant skills in the various technologies related to ICT.

In today’s highly interconnected world, information and communication technologies (ICTs) are crucial to the successful operations of any business. Data is building at an unprecedented rate, with information now at the core of modern world business. Our course introduces you to how ICT systems can be managed, and how business applications can be integrated. You gain the design, development, implementation and management skills to effectively manage these technologies, focussing on how ICT systems can support an organisation

The major aims of the programme:

The thrust of this programme is to churn out graduates who will be ICT professionals, with the ability to think critically, be analytical, confront the challenges of the IT industry with open mind and come up with effective and efficient solutions in order to adapt to the rapid developments in Information & Communication Technologies. The programme focuses on equipping the students with the technical skills and knowledge required to create IT applications and to understand the business environment in which that development takes place. Essentially, the programme is geared towards providing an education in the theory and application of information and communication technologies, which will produce well-equipped graduates to develop, maintain and enhance the ICT infrastructure in organisations and to manage ICT resources to support a range of organisational functions.

The objectives of the programme are:

  • To expose students to the most current tools and technologies and the fundamental principles that underlie them within the context of ICT.
  • To equip and enhance students’ ability and competence to meet the needs of the fast-growing information and communications technology industry
  • To solve ICT problems in a business/industrial context.
  • To  make it possible for graduates to communicate effectively technical information to technical, management, user, and academic audiences
  • To endow graduates with the ability and competence to operate computing equipment effectively, based on an understanding of its hardware and software elements
  • To produce competent ICT practitioners, able to use technology and capable of assuming a leadership role in its implementation;
  • To produce graduates who are effective problem solvers, with the ability to integrate information systems and technology into the workplace;
  • To churn out graduates who have the  competence and background sufficient for further studies/ research ICT  and its allied fields
  • To facilitate the production of entrepreneurial graduates who will be adventurous to create their own jobs in the field of ICT and its related areas.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

NSBT shall admit all qualified students (as per the minimum requirements jointly published by the National Council for Tertiary Education and the National Accreditation Board of Ghana) without reference to race, ethnicity, religion, politics, nationality or country of citizenship. The student entry requirements shall be as follows:

  • General Certificate of Education (Ordinary and Advanced Levels): Passes at credit level in at least five (5) subjects (including English Language and Mathematics) in the West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC) Ordinary Level and three (3) passes at the Advanced Level of the GCE with General Paper. One of the advanced level passes should be a grade D or better.
  • WASSCE: Candidates must have six credit passes (A1-C6) in English, Mathematics and Integrated Science (Biology or Agricultural Science for Nigerian applicants) or Social Studies, and three elective subjects, (in the West Africa Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
  • SSSCE: For Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE), candidates must have six credit passes (A-D) in the three Core Subjects and three elective Subjects.
  • GBCE:  Applicants with the General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE) results should have credit passes (A-D) in six (6) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects including English Language and Mathematics plus three (3) relevant elective subjects.
  • Holders of the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)/ International Baccalaureate (IB) must possess at least Grades A*/A-C in English, Mathematics and Biology at the Standard (SL)/’O’ Level, in addition to three Higher Level (HL – A to C)/’A’ Level (A to D)/IB 2 (A to C) grades in the relevant subjects.
  • HND & Other Diploma HoldersCandidates with a good Higher National Diploma, HND, certificate (i.e. at least 2nd Class Lower Division) from recognised universities or institutions in programmes related to the School’s programmes shall be considered for admission. In addition, applicants must have acquired a 2-year post-HND qualification working experience. Other Diploma qualifications from elsewhere assessed to be equivalent to the HND may be similarly considered.
  • Mature Student Entry Requirements: Candidates aged at least 25 years with basic academic qualifications e.g. four passes in any O’ level subjects and who write and pass an entrance examination (moderated by our Mentor University) in English, Mathematics, Information and Communication Technology and General Business shall be considered for admission. They shall also be required to attend an interview.
  • Foreign Qualifications: All Foreign qualifications shall be referred to the National Accreditation Board for determination of equivalences and eligibility for admission into our Institution.

Employment and career prospects

Upon completion of the programme, graduates would have been sufficiently equipped and encouraged to start up their own businesses. Graduates could be employed in any business organization or institution in any part of the world particularly in Ghana as System Analyst, Software Engineers, Network Administrators, Database Managers or even set-up and manage their own businesses.

COURSES IN B.SC. INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

YEAR ONE: SEMESTER ONE

Course Number Course Name Credit
GENS 101 Language & Communication Skills I 3
GENS 103 Introductory French 2
GENS 105 Introductory Mathematics 3
GENS 107 Principles of Leadership 2
GENS 109 Introduction to Psychology 3
GENS 111 Introduction To Information Technology I 3
NBIT 111 Programming Principles 3
Total Credits 19

 

 

YEAR ONE: SEMESTER TWO

Course Number Course Name Credit
GENS 102 Language & Communication Skills II 3
GENS 104 Intermediate  French 2
GENS 106 Intermediate Mathematics 3
GENS 108 Introduction to Information Technology  11 3
GENS 110 Introduction to Logic & Critical thinking 3
GENS 112 Social Ethics 2
NBIT 114 Programming I 3
NBIT 116 Basic Digital Electronics 2
TOTAL CREDITS 21

 

 

YEAR TWO:  SEMESTER ONE

Course Number Course Name Credit
NBIT 201 Introduction to Microprocessors 3
NBIT 203 Probability and Statistics I 3
NBIT 205 Web Design and Multimedia 3
NBIT 207 Programming with C++ 3
NBIT 209 Data Structures & Algorithms 3
NBIT 211 Computer Organization & Architecture 3
Total Credits 18

 

 

 

 

YEAR TWO: SEMESTER TWO

Course Number Course Name Credit
NBIT 200 Probability and Statistics II 3
NBIT 202 Programming with Java 3
NBIT 204 Human Computer Interaction 3
NBIT 206 Operating Systems 3
NBIT 208 Systems Analysis and Design 3
NBIT 210 Computer Security 3
NBCC 299 Practicum I 2
Total Credits 20

 

 

YEAR THREE: SEMESTER ONE

Course Number Course Name Credit
NBIT 301 Discrete Structures 3
NBCC303 Research Methods 3
NBIT 305 Database Management Systems (SQL) 3
NBIT 307 Operational Research 3
NBIT 309 Web-Based Application Development 3
NBIT 311 Programming with Visual studio .NET 3
NBIT 313 Data Comm. & Computer Networks 3
Total Credits 21

 

 

YEAR THREE: SEMESTER TWO

Course Number Course Name Credit
NBIT  300 Data Mining 3
NBIT  302 Cloud Computing 3
NBIT  304 Survey of Programming Languages 3
NBIT  306 Computer Graphics 3
NBIT  308 Software Engineering 3
NBCC 312 Organisational Behaviour 3
NBCC 399 Practicum II 2
Total Credits 20

 

YEAR FOUR: SEMESTER ONE  

Course Number Course Name Credit
NBIT 401 Social, Legal & Ethical issues in Computing 3
NITM403 e-Business and e-Marketing 3
NBIT 405 Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems 3
NBIT 407 Network Systems and Administration 3
NBIT 409 Mobile Technologies 3
NBIT 411 Mobile Application Development 3
NBCC 499 Project work I 3
Total Credits 21

 

 

 

YEAR FOUR: SEMESTER TWO 

Course Number Course Name Credit
NBIT 400 Management Information Systems 3
NBCC 402 Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management 3
NBIT 404 Web Databases 3
NBIT 406 Business Intelligent Systems 3
NBIT 408 Computer Forensic Investigation 3
NBIT 410: Open Source Computing 3
NBCC499 Project work II 3
Total credits 21